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Today we launched our newest product, the Genius QR Code. What does it do? Glad you asked.  

The Genius QR Code is a QR code that you can update at any time and even change what it does.  You can send someone to a website, give them a coupon,  post to their facebook or twitter, invite them to follow you, give them your location, give them directions to your locations, give them your contact card, and more. With our built in scheduler you can make your QR code change on it’s own. You can have your QR code go to your website but offer a promo from 3pm to 4pm* allowing the coupon to change and display your promo without you having to watch the clock, drop everything, and change it.

These codes also have tracking stats so you can view the scans per month or day.   We are adding Google analytic support and plan to have this feature available before the end of April.  More feature to come include applet support, closest event, coupon/Info randomizer, and more.  You can find out more about these new Genius QR Codes at geniusqrcodes.com.  

 

 

 

*Time currently EST, timezone support will be available by the end of June.

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I stumbled upon a neat piece of software the other day called mouse jiggler.  We've all had it happen, your watching a movie on your laptop and all of the sudden the monitor goes out.  You reach for your mouse and swipe the pad to bring your screen back on.  Then (if your me) you change your power settings and tell the computer to stay on.  Movie ends, you have to remember to put it back or the battery will die the first time you walk away and get distracted by a squirrel out the window.  This neat little utility will actually fake a mouse jiggle every few minutes, and your pc doesn't know the difference,  Avoid the embarrassing  AC~DC screen saver poping up in the middle of an important business PowerPoint presentation.   Now for windows media player or VLC, a mouse jiggle means the playback controls pop up on your screen.  To bypass this you simply press the Zen Jiggle checkbox for an invisible mouse jiggle that will keep your computer awake without disturbing your movie.  You can download mouse jiggler here.

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VLC is without a doubt the best media player we've found.   It handles almost every format known to man, can play locally or stream, and comes in a portable version.  Why deal with the aggravation of QuickTime, windows media player, or worst of all iTunes when this all-in-one media player is easy to use, extremely robust, can handle multiple formats, and did we mention it's free?

 

Download VLC

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Another free utility to rip DVDs to your computer.  This software will not copy protected media unless you combine it with another free utility like Passkey Lite.  I was impressed with the speed, it rips much faster then software like format factory.  The only minor annoyance I found was that you have to manually disable the subtitles before you rip the DVD or it will put them in. Otherwise it was a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface.   WinX also offers a free converter which I have not tried yet. The converter is on the same page of the download link below. Someone will do a write-up as we are going to test this the end of this week.

You can download both from here.

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DVD abs DVD passkey Lite is a free program to unlock you DVD so you can copy it to your computer so you can convert it or transfer it to other devices.  If you just bought Shrek 3 and you want to copy it to your smartphone, for example, Passkey lite will allow a program like Format Factory to remove the video in an MP4 format so you can play it on your phone.  Passkey lite can start with windows and will automatically unlock a DVD when it is put into the computer.


Download DVD Passkey Lite here.

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